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7 Innovative Technologies for Older Adults

The surge in the aging population is challenging the technology industry to provide inventive solutions. Advancements in technology are enhancing the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

Here are a few innovative technologies transforming life as we age.

1. WiseWear offers a new option in the competitive wearable trackers market. The smart jewelry tracks your heart rate, calories and sleep patterns like most popular fitness devices. The difference is the safety feature. The user taps the bracelet 3 times to create a distress signal that is sent to the emergency contacts linked to the device. Your exact GPS location is transmitted. Connected to a smartphone, it also provides notification features for incoming calls and important alerts, such as medication reminders. The sleek aesthetic design is replacing traditional plastic button panic devices.

2. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, nearly half of adults 75 and older have hearing loss. Hearing aid technology has advanced significantly in the last 20 years. ReSound offers an aid that enables users to control their hearing via an iPhone app. These hearing aids connect …
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Senior Hacks to Make Life Easier

The changes to our bodies as we age can make everyday tasks more challenging. At Allegro, we’ve learned many senior hacks—tips and shortcuts to make life more convenient, so that you or a loved one can continue to enjoy everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite shortcuts to make life easier.

Senior Hacks for Memory

Take photos of the food in your refrigerator so you know what to stock up on. While you are at it, take a photo of the contents of each of your storage containers. Tape the photo to the outside of the container so you know what’s inside. 

Use colored stickers to label keys, remote control buttons and bathroom faucets to take the guesswork out of picking the right one.

Listen to your favorite music to boost memory and reconnect with loved ones.

Seniors Hacks to Prevent Falls

Bathroom: For safety in the shower, put a bar of soap in an old stocking and tie one end of the stocking closed. Tie the other end to the shower handle so that if …
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Caregiver Hacks to Lower Stress and Make Life Easier

As a caregiver, your plate is full from tending to the needs of your loved one, such as doctor visits, medication monitoring, home safety needs or visits to a senior living community. Wouldn’t it be nice to have hacks to reclaim some “me time” for your self-care?

In honor of National Caregivers Day, February 15, we are happy to share a few hacks that we hope will make all caregivers’ lives a little easier.

Stay Organized and Worry-Free

Keeping up with caregiving responsibilities can be stressful. Instead of tearing your hair out, try using an app to stay organized. Carezone app stores all your loved one’s health information, including medical providers and a list of prescriptions and other medications. The app allows you to share this information with family and friends. Check out the AARP website for a detailed review of apps to help keep caregivers organized.

Even a simple binder with tabs can do the trick to keep all your loved one’s medical records in one place. Add a calendar in the front of the binder to keep track …
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Top 10 Reasons To Visit in 2019

2019 is gearing up to be a memorable year for our communities.  As we enter the new year, here are our top 10 reasons to visit one of our communities and talk with one of our senior living advisors.  Whether or not you are considering a move to a senior living community this year or further down the road, we hope you will come by to learn more about inspired living.

To Enjoy Your Surroundings Our communities are beautifully designed with luxury accommodations and cozy residences.  Allegro’s newest community in Richmond Height is now open. We invite you to take a virtual tour of the community here.  It is even more impressive in person, so come by for a visit.

To Celebrate Allegro knows how to throw a celebration. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or National Donut Day, we always find a reason to celebrate. After all, life is too short not too. Here are some pictures of residents in Boynton ringing in the new year together.

To Experience Inspired Living Allegro …
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Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Your Loved One on Veterans Day

To the brave men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, we honor you and your families this Veterans Day… and every day.

Veteran’s Day is on November 11th. There are 9.2 million veterans age 65 and older, who are beyond deserving of recognition and appreciation for their service. Here are several purposeful ways to celebrate this special time with a veteran loved one.

Accompany the veteran to a Veterans Day parade, a luncheon or a national park.

Parades are usually the biggest and most colorful way to spend the day. Many restaurants offer a free meal for ex-service members. A National park is a fun place to enjoy nice fall weather. The parks have free entry on this day.

Enjoy a special family gathering at home.

Raise a flag, tell family stories, play games and sing patriotic songs. It’s okay for family and friends to ask your veteran loved one to tell his or her favorite military stories.

This can be a touchy subject, but the key is to be thoughtful with your questions. Your loved one …
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Drop the Guilt When Caring for a Loved One

You know those nagging feelings that tug at your soul and tell you that you should do something like— visit mom more often? That’s caregiver guilt. You are not alone.

Most caregivers relate to feelings of guilt, resentment and being overwhelmed. Caregiving is rewarding, yet still feels like you’re holding up a boulder when trying to live up to your own expectations and those of others.

Learning ways to manage caregiver guilt can make you feel like a load has been lifted off your shoulders. The better you feel, the better care you will be able to give to your loved one.

Guilt can be a positive or negative emotional experience

On the positive side, a little guilt can motivate you to have healthy social connections. “I forgot dad’s birthday. I need to call him today,” is a good use of guilt.

An article in Harvard Business Review shows that people in the workforce who are guilt-prone tend to get higher performance ratings and are viewed as better leaders.

Too much time and energy focused on guilt can have negative …
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Hurricane Michael Community Update

As Hurricane Michael approaches, the safety of our residents and associates are our focus and priority.

Our teams are busy putting precautions in place to make sure we are prepared. Please contact your local community for specific information and inquiries. We will continue to post updates here as they come.

Allegro Tallahassee Update

Updated 10/15 at 5:07 pm EST

Power has been restored at Tallahassee. The community is operating under full electric service and will be ready to welcome residents back home on 10/16. We will be accompanying residents back to the community from Fleming Island on the morning of 10/16.

For residents who are staying with family, we kindly request that you call the community at 850-668-4004 and arrange a time to return to your residence after 5 pm on 10/16. This will give us adequate time to get our residents traveling from Fleming Island comfortable and ensure that our buses are unloaded.

In the meantime, If you have any questions about a loved one(s), you can reach Fleming Island at 904-278-4442.

Updated 10/14 at 12:00 pm EST

Power has not yet been …
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